Pose returns for its much anticipated second season June 11, and parent network FX just teased the big new storyline.
Season 2 of the hit show jumps ahead five years to 1990, finding Blanca, Electra and company seeing the drag ball scene go mainstream, courtesy of a certain pop song by Madonna. The AIDS crisis also rages on, with a lack of research and government action dooming thousands to suffering and death. As house mother of Evangelista, Blanca has to face a changing culture and her own struggle with HIV to find a path forward.
“Being a mom is great,” Blanca says in the teaser. “These kids can always lean on me, no matter what. If they fall, they know I’m always going to be there.” The first season of the show saw several characters succumb to AIDS, as Blanca learned she’d contracted HIV.
Pose debuted on FX last year to rave reviews for its recreation of the drag ball scene in 1980s New York, and for featuring the largest cast of transgender performers ever assembled for television. MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson and Billy Porter star in the show.
Season 1 of Pose is now available to stream on Netflix. Catch the season 2 premiere June 11.